Other Donner Party websites

Kristin Johnson’s Donner Blog.  Ms. Johnson is the author of the anthology of Donner Party narratives, Unfortunate Emigrants. Her blog demonstrates her energy and her knowledge, with many posts about new research and publications. Her website includes a roster of the Donner Party, myths and misperceptions, new documents, and the Donner Party Bulletin - an update on current research. These web pages were originally part of the website of the Crossroads (Utah) chapter of the Oregon California Trail Association, for which Ms. Johnson serves as editor.

Ric Burns created a documentary for The American Experience on PBS, based on research by Prof. Joseph King. The PBS website includes an interview with Ric Burns, a bibliography and a teacher's guide. You can purchase the videotape from the website.

Read about Lansford Hastings and his Emigrants Guide to Oregon and California.

The California State Parks page about Donner Memorial State Park.

Read two letters from Daniel Rhoads, member of the First Relief, on the Esarey family reunion page.

Author and photographer Mark McLaughlin has researched the weather conditions that confronted the Donner Party, and also written about Tamsen Donner and the archaeological findings from the excavations at the Alder Creek site.

The Truckee-Donner Historical Society, which preserves the history of the Truckee area.

Nevada County Gold Online preserves the history of Nevada County.


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